Window into the Christian Church in China

PhotographerJimmy Lam
PrizeBook (series Only) / Documentary
Entry Description

The world thinks that the Church in China is oppressed, and that anyone who wants to practice the faith has to join the underground church. This book will surprise you. It will challenge that popular view, and seeks to correct it. It seeks to show that churches are booming in China, and the Christians in the official churches are very deep in their faith. The Christians there love their God deeply, love their bibles, and love the people around them. It is estimated that China now has about 60 million Christians, rising sharply over the past 30 years. China is perhaps the fastest growing church in the world in modern history. More Christians worship on Sundays at churches throughout the country than all of Europe combined. This title of the book is "Bible Comes Alive - Window into the Christian Church in China." It is published by Marshall Cavendish.

About Photographer

Jimmy Lam studied at the International Center of Photography. He specialised in documenting the cultural and social aspect of Asia. He travels throughout Asia to preserve its people and culture through photography. He has four books published: Greater Tibet; Faraway Faces - the vanishing world of southwest China; and Lives in the balance -street people of Asia; and Treasures of Indochina. He was selected in the Critical Mass Top 50 in 2009. He was also included in the International Photo Awards Best of Show in 2008. His book, "Lives in the Balance" won a silver award in the US' based Independent Book Publishers Outstanding Books of the Year.